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Midlife Crisis

4 Ways To Combat Midlife FOMO

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

It struck me that members of the 'Post-50' generation have our own version of FOMO. But it comes with a twist, and that highlights the importance to create a reason for being during midlife... and the years beyond.

The Midlife Crisis Move That Shook Me Out Of A Midlife Funk

Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue How getting an earring shook me out of a funk by letting me play pirate and discover the treasure buried deep inside By...

Incredible Story of Navajo Mike, Child of the Dust Devil Air

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The wind blew a small tornado of tumbleweeds onto the parking lot of the Motel 6 along the old Route 66 in Moriarity, NM. So many tumbleweeds it blocked the entrance to the parking lot and made parking impossible before someone from the hotel came out to clear the lot.

Route 66, a Vanishing Hitchhiker and Starting Over

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

The L.A.-Chicago route which also was called "America's Main Street," is literally the main street in Moriarity, New Mexico. It runs parallel to Interstate 40, which I am hitchhiking today.

5 Ways To Ignite Your Spark In Midlife

Nancy Sherr | Posted 06.30.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

Right now, you're here. But you want to be there. You can see it so clearly; in fact, if it were any closer, you could just reach out and grab it. So, why don't you just grab it? Just go for it? That was your plan in the days leading up to this year: You were going to do it right. Big. 2013 was going to be your Best. Year. Ever.

Tim Allen Talks TV, Marriage And The Real Meaning Of Life

Pat Gallagher | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Tim Allen is not having a midlife crisis. He's been too busy to deal with such a thing. He seems free and clear of doing anything irrational to make himself feel young and invincible.

Pink Moon Over Peacock Mountains, Carny Hitchhiker on the Road

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

On Thursday, a Chinese restaurateur swerved his new Cadillac Escalade to the side of I-15 outside Barstow, Ca. to pick this hitchhiker up on the way to Flagstaff, Az., a six-hour ride drive.

America Feels Big This Morning, Hitchhiking Across

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 06.23.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sean Comerford

I've just turned 54, and I'm hitchhiking from metro San Francisco to the East Coast. I don't know exactly where I'm going, but I'll be looking for carnival work along the way.

4 Ways To Deal With Your Partner's Male Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty

When your middle-aged spouse begins questioning past decisions and starts making dramatic changes in his life, you can bet he's experiencing a midlife...

Why Is Boomer Suicide on the Rise?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Boomer suicide and substance abuse rates are on the rise. Could it be that we did not face the kind of adversity growing up that creates successful coping skills? Were we raised to be too optimistic, and now find we cannot deal with how it all turned out?

The Truth About Midlife

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

What is normal and to be expected as we move into our 40s and 50s? What do most boomers have in common psychologically, simply because of their place in American history? Myths and misinformation abound, but what do we know for sure?

4 Ways To Have A Positive Midlife Crisis

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A midlife crisis -- if you fully embrace the stereotype -- can be expensive. Fancy car... trophy spouse... new body... new career. But -- as with so many things -- your buck buys you more when you take your midlife crisis to a tropical paradise and teach it to dance the salsa. Consider these alternatives...

Midlife Changes Everything!

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Sadly, I find far too many men and women who are damaged or destroyed while trying to negotiate this sometimes difficult life transition. Too often this time is spent feeling alone, confused, misunderstood, and marginalized, when it should be celebrated as a time to come into your own power.

8 Great Ways To Carve Out 'Me Time'

Nancy Sherr | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

The conundrum: how best to squeeze time in for you? Meaningful time, that is. Coffee with a friend, a movie, dare we engage in the idea of a girl's night out? Will this constant cacophony ever quiet to a mild roar? Is it me, or is it all just moving too fast?

Are You Facing a Quarter or Midlife 'Crisis'?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

This past year, I have had numerous reporters ask me to explain what women go through in their mid-life crisis and why women around the age of 29 are ...

Boomer Psych 101: You Are Not Alone

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

Rising job/career loss concerns, too much information and major cultural shifts since WWII have affected us all, unless of course you live in a media-free bubble, in which case you probably aren't reading this anyway.

What's Different About Midlife?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

In retrospect, I think I was somehow lucky the day I lost my job and my career back in the spring of 2004. No one could have convinced me at the time, but I now see that apparent misfortune as the opportunity of a lifetime. I finally had the time to contemplate my past choices.

Negotiating Normal Midlife Changes

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

We all fear changes in our lives, and most of us associate change with negative results. That's why I like to re-frame the idea of change by pointing out that without change, nothing in this world would ever get better.

Why I Want My Husband To Have a Midlife Crisis

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

We entered our forties together and, after a few years, I fell apart. But he did not and it didn't seem fair. I thought we were in this together.

Are You Sliding Down The Midlife Viceberg?

Penny Love | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty
Penny Love

I know a great deal about fitness. I also know a great deal about vices. More specifically, I know a great deal about fitness and drinking. It's a love story. The two go together like ebony and ivory.

What Does Midlife Mean?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

I went through the most devastating time in my life starting around age 39. First, I married the wrong man, got divorced seven years later, and soon after, lost my job and 25-year career at age 49.

Is 50 A Turning Point? (EXCERPT)

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The following is an excerpt from the new book "Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment" by Katrina Kenison. I tried to sneak past my fift...

FACE IT: Cyber Love For Aging Women?

Michele Willens | Posted 03.29.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Whatever has spurred my momentary malaise, it is time for action, to prove I am not invisible, that I am not as predictable as I appear. But how to make mine a more 'interesting' story? Several possible scenarios come to mind.

'There's Courage in Trying' -- Especially in Midlife

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

When I ran into my own life crisis around age 49 -- a divorce and losing my job for the first time ever -- I took the time to sit and consider what I wanted more of in life. I decided I wanted more fun and meaning, but I did not realize at the time how much courage these goals would require.

What if We're Not Gorgeous When We're Old?

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Aging has got to be OK; we have no choice. We hope for the day when women and men are not devalued for not being young, when they don't feel impelled to "fix" their faces as a hedge against invisibility.